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Reversible felt takeaway cup holder.
I felt I was wasting cardboard by using those takeaway cup holders so decided to make a sturdy one that was more 'me'. ^_^

Posted by Lindeh from Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Lindeh's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use a takeaway cup holder as a template for the foam base of the cosy.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin the foam template onto a sheet of felt and cut around, leaving about 2cm gap. Repeat a second time.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Draw a heart on paper and use as a template. Cut two hearts from the felt.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin the shapes in place- remember to 'reverse' the other side so both sides match.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the foam in between the two felts and pin the edges together, ready to sew.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a hair band in half and sew it's ends together. Slide in between the felt/foam and stitch in.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch around the entire piece using embroidery thread- this creates a nice complimentary chunky stitch look.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Cute As A Button Coffee Cosy - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wrap the cosy around a takeaway cup, marking a dot in the center of where the hair band loop falls. Sew a button onto this spot and repeat for the other side.

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B*
B* · 55 projects
Nice idea!
Thank you for sharing and do take care, too Happy
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Lindeh
Lindeh · Aberdeen, Scotland, GB · 10 projects
Awh I'm so glad you guys like!! I hope you managed to favourite it in the end, Sarai B? If not, it's the thought that counts- thaaank you! <3 Tabby, you got a photo of your one?? I'd love to see!!
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Sarai B.
Sarai B. · Waltham, Massachusetts, US
i want to make these as presents for my friends who are big coffee drinkers, but for some reason I can't seem to favorite it.... x.x
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Tabby
Tabby · São Paulo, State of Mato Grosso, BR · 24 projects
i'm making one of this, right now!
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Kenya
Kenya · Modesto, California, US
SOOOOOOO CUUUUUTE!
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